Wednesday, June 13, 2018

UWP: CLAUDIO ZORI




























CLAUDIO ZORI

Native of Trieste, born in '59, has always been passionate about the sea, obtains the first FIPSAS-CMAS patent in 1989. In 1992, while on holiday in the Maldives, he attended a fotosub course and, seeing the encouraging results, started to practice with enthusiasm the underwater photography, first with a Nikonos V and then with a Nikon SLR camera. After a few years he start with the agonism, first in the safari fotosub, a specialty that consists in "catching" the largest number of species of fish, and then also in the fotosub.
Italian safarifotosub champion cat. ARA master 2008 and 2011.
Italian fotosub champion 2005. 
National in 2005 at the fotosub world championships in Spain. 
Since 2002 he has obtained various victories, placements and mentions in national and international fotosub competitions.

ITA
Triestino, classe ’59, da sempre appassionato di mare, ottiene il primo brevetto FIPSAS-CMAS  nel 1989. Nel ’92, mentre era in vacanza alle Maldive, frequenta un corso di fotosub e visti i risultati incoraggianti, inizia a praticare con entusiasmo la fotografia subacquea dapprima con una Nikonos V e sucessivamente con una reflex Nikon scafandrata. Dopo qualche anno approda all’agonismo, dapprima nel safarifotosub, specialità che consiste nel “catturare” il maggior numero di specie di pesci, e poi anche nella fotosub.
Campione italiano safarifotosub cat. ARA master 2008 e 2011.
Campione italiano fotosub 2005.
Nazionale nel 2005 ai campionati del mondo di fotosub in Spagna.
Dal 2002 ha ottenuto varie vittorie, piazzamenti e menzioni in concorsi fotosub nazionali  ed internazionali

















Tuesday, June 5, 2018

UWP: LARS VON RITTER ZAHONY



































LARS VON RITTER ZAHONY
Even as a child i discovered my love for the ‚world below the surface‘. At an age of six i set up my first coldwater aquarium and this started all and many others followed. The fascination for chichlids from lake tanganjika led me to my passion for seawater aquariums. At the same time my interest in diving grow, so that i started this incredible sport at the end oft he Eighties which is still one the most thrilling things in my life. The diversity of he ocean and  the associated encounters, adventures and emotions is still endless.

Today i am very lucky, that i could visit a lot of these magic places under water and the idea of capturing these moments was born. So i discovered the underwater photography for me. For me it is important that my pictures are telling stories, showing feelings, special emotions and the magic of this hidden places. So i feel more like an embassador of the sea than a classic photographer and try to excite people for this beautiful, fascinating and very fragile ecosystem. It makes my happy to see that my work helps to give these people the feeling of seeing a special place which needs help from us all  to protect this sensible system. And it is ever better when this message is passed to from Friends to Friends!